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The Social Work of Museums

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Museums may not seem at first glance to be engaged in social work. Yet, Lois H. Silverman brings together here relevant visitor studies, trends in international practice, and compelling examples that demonstrate how museums everywhere are using their unique resources to benefit human relationships and, ultimately, to repair the world. In this groundbreaking book, Silverman ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Routledge (first published January 1st 2009)
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Karin
Jan 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Not what I expected, but I really enjoyed it. Refreshing to see case studies from around the world rather than just the UK or US. I think more than anything museum workers need to make a mental shift that what we do is social work. It made me feel a lot better about devoting my life to "stuff".

Full review: http://passagemuseums.blogspot.ca/201...
Skuli Saeland
Jan 22, 2011 rated it liked it
Silverman fjallar vel um félagslegt hlutverk safna og hvernig starf þeirra tengist einstaklingum, pörum og hópum. Hún fer markvisst yfir þetta þjónustuhlutverk og á ítarlegan máta og færir rök fyrir því að félagsþjónusta sé með mikilvægustu hlutverkum safna í dag og eigi enn eftir að aukast.
Cassandra
Feb 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: museum-studies
Great case studies and examples. Silverman provides a framework for thinking about the impact of museum programming and exhibitions on individuals and society.
Britt Call
Feb 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Good source in terms of global museums and the impressive things that are being however, I felt the author was stretching her social work theories to "fit" museums.
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